NPBA Expo set Saturday, Sunday

PORT ANGELES — Back after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the two-day North Peninsula Building Association’s 24th Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo will feature more than 35 vendors offering building products and services.

The expo is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Admission is free.

Amber Dewey, North Peninsula Building Association (NPBA) executive officer, said she couldn’t predict how many people might attend this year after NPBA hosted more than 2,000 visitors in 2020.

“No, unfortunately, I can’t say,” she said. “We’re expecting a decent attendance. I know there’s a lot of new people in the area looking for help, but it’s hard to tell.

“Post-COVID, it’s been a weird year,” she continued. “It’s been a little hard. We are hoping the turnout is great and next year we can build on that.”

The event is promoted with banners in downtown Sequim, social media posts and on the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce website, Dewey said.

Among the vendors this year will be:

• Solar energy providers and heat duct companies’ booths.

• New Dungeness Nursery, with three booths that will include demonstrations on patio planters.

• Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s display of new furniture from its new store in downtown Sequim.

Master Gardeners will offer demonstrations on watering and planting landscaping, Dewey said.

Power Trip Energy will offer information on “Spin Your Meter Backwards” at 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 11:15 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

Air Flo Heating will tell “How to Lower Your Energy Costs with High Efficiency Heating” at 11:15 a.m. to noon.

The expo also will include a LEGO Brand Building Challenge on Sunday in the Sequim High School auxiliary gym. (Registration closed Feb. 1, although there is a waiting list if space becomes available.)

On-site check-in begins at 10 a.m. Participants will be divided into Group A and Group B. Group A participants must be checked in by 10:45 a.m. and Group B by 10:45 a.m.

Group A will go from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and Group B will go from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Both groups will have 45-minute build times. Judging and award presentation will follow each timed events.

Age categories (age as of Feb. 1) will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.

The expo’s capstone sponsor this year is Clallam County Public Utility District and its cornerstone sponsor is First Fed.

NPBA, established 1976, is a private charitable foundation.

For more information, see www.npba.info.

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